24 October 2016
Star Fish turns 3
New Light Kolkata started a play school for toddlers and other out of school young children in Sonagachi, the biggest sex worker district in Kolkata named "HTS - Operation Starfish", in October 2013.
The primary objective is welfare of toddlers and older out of school children whose needs are largely neglected. Today, "HTS - Operation Starfish" turns 3 where the most vulnerable of these children are enrolled and it has been 3 years since we have been focusing on providing basic schooling, promoting school going habit and on grooming children to join the mainstream schools at the right age.
Equally importantly, the facility addresses the health and nutritional needs of the children; they receive nutritious snacks and lunch. Provisions are also in place for regular health checkups and vaccination.